Spacer fabric is a specialized three-dimensional textile that uniquely facilitates air flow, breathability and lightweight shape support. Spacer fabric is at work in your climate-controlled car seat, running shoes and hiking backpack. It’s even used in the elaborately shaped yet breathable costumes worn by the performers of Cirque du Soleil.


  • Breathable
  • Compression resistance and recovery
  • Fatigue
  • Stretch
  • Flexible

By varying the thickness and density of the material, Highland can create spacer fabric light enough for apparel or robust enough to replace foam padding in bedding or seating. Specialized machinery knits two surfaces at the same time with the desired interior spacing—then thermal treatment locks the shape into place for the customer’s end use.


  • Product development
  • Fabric forming
  • Anti-wick
  • Oil repellency
  • Soil release
  • Wickable
  • Flame resistance (FR)
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-mildew
  • Antistatic
  • Optical brightening


  • Ventilated, climate-controlled automotive seating
  • Bedding
  • Sporting goods
  • Medical devices
  • Soft-touch automotive instrument panels